Wednesday, March 21, 2007


So this Thursday night was the most hectic storm I've ever been through. It started so quickly with huge flashes of thunder, and lightning that was CONTINUOUS (no joke, it was quicker than a strobe light) for 2 hours straight. No sooner had I realized there was a storm than I ran into the office to unplug Clint's computer, and on the way the electricity died, went up again, and died, before I got a chance to unplug it. Needless to say, his motherboard blew (yikes) so he is using my junk laptop till it gets replaced :) The rain then came down so heavy, that within 5 minutes our kitchen was flooded, and at this time Clint came home from a deacons meeting...we were frantically lighting candles and mopping up water. What was so weird was the lightning...there was a BRIGHT flash every joke. Winds were at 80mph and the rain was coming down in sheets. Our electricity was off for 3 days. Our poor dogs thought the world was coming to an end!

These are some photos of the beachfront in Durban. Normally this looks like a nice paved boardwalk with shops and stuff. Its totally under water.

This is the restaurant we usually eat at on the beach...the Wimpy. Check the windows that are smashed in.
Sand totally covers the boardwalk now. They say that 50 million rands worth of damage happened in the Durban area. Schools were closed down cause the wind lifted off the roofs, or trees fell on the classsrooms. Hectic stuff!

"The Lord is slow to anger and great in power. And the the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, and the clouds are the dust beneath His feet. Mountains quake cause of Him, and the hills dissolve; indeed the earth is unheaved by His presence, the world and all the inhabitants in it" Nahum 1:3 & 5


Beth Mack said...

Your use of the word hectic proves that you are becoming South African :)

Ben and Melissa James said...

We just met some of our new neighbors and they're from Durban, SA!

HaysHitzeroth said...

yikes! that sounds very eventful. I can't believe we're going to have babies soon! So crazy!

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